Ride2stride walking festival 2017

The 4th annual ride2stride festival will take place between 25th April and 1st May 2017


ride2stride is a festival of walks, talks and music along the fabulous Settle-Carlisle railway line.

It's a week long celebration of the wonderful landscape and culture of the western Dales and Eden Valley.

The festival is made up of lots of events and activities and things will be happening along the length of the line. Walks will be led from stations by experienced walk leaders. Speakers will share their local knowledge and love of the area, and the pubs will be buzzing with music and song.

ride2stride is for everyone who loves the Yorkshire Dales. Whether you travel to an event by train, live along the line or book your holiday to take advantage of the festival, we're sure you'll have a great time.

Ride2stride is organised by an adhoc committee comprising representatives of the main participating organisations - Friends of the Settle Carlisle Line, Friends of Dalesrail and Friends of the Dales Highway, with help from many others.


Please note:  Due to the high number of lambs and other young livestock in many of the fields on the walk routes it has been decided that dogs will not be permitted on any walks.  An exception will be made for assistance dogs.  We hope that all participants will understand this decision.